Microsoft FINALLY Ending Support for Windows Vista

I know this may come as a surprise to many of you but there are still a little over 11 million PC’s still running Vista.

The following notice appeared on data security site and I thought I would share with all of my readers.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Microsoft Ending Support for Windows Vista

Original release date: March 17, 2017

All software products have a lifecycle. After April 11, 2017, Microsoft is ending support for the Windows Vista operating system. After this date, this product will no longer receive:

  • Security updates,
  • Non-security hotfixes,
  • Free or paid assisted support options, or
  • Online technical content updates from Microsoft.

Computers running the Windows Vista operating system will continue to work even after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks of viruses and other security threats.

Users and administrators are encouraged to upgrade to a currently supported operating system. For more information, see Microsoft’s Vista support and product lifecycle articles.

A Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam…..

A Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam Is Spreading Like Crazy

“Oh God, a hacker’s on the loose with a new (but familiar) Google Docs phishing scam, and journalists (among many others) are in the crosshairs.” – Adam Clark Estes

Please read the whole story…



What Is 5G? Everything You Need to Know. –

What Is 5G? Everything You Need to Know. –

I am posting this from e-mail so I do not know if the link above will work, but hopefully it will. This link will take you to an article explaining what 5G wireless is and is not, in layman’s terms. The author does a good job of "splaining," in non-tech terms.

The bottom-line is this….don’t believe the wireless carrier’s claims of 5G service this year. It cannot happen yet…no matter what they advertise.

Read the article for more details. I am kind of excited now that I’ve learned more about the changes coming with 5G…it’s much more than simply faster speeds.

Dennis "MetroPCS Fan" Wilson

System Administrator Appreciation Day is Coming!

July 28, 2017 – 18th Annual

System Administrator
Appreciation Day

Your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your printer is jam-free. Why? Because you’ve got an awesome sysadmin (or maybe a whole IT department) keeping your business up and running. So say IT loud; say IT proud …

Happy SysAdmin Day!

Wait… what exactly is SysAdmin Day? Oh, it’s only the single greatest 24 hours on the planet… and pretty much the most important holiday of the year. It’s also the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the heroic men and women who, come rain or shine, prevent disasters, keep IT secure and put out tech fires left and right.

At this point, you may be thinking, “Great. I get it. My sysadmin is a rock star. But now what?” Glad you asked! Proper observation of SysAdmin Day includes (but is not limited to):

  • Cake & Ice cream
  • Pizza
  • Cards
  • Gifts
  • Words of gratitude
  • Custom t-shirts celebrating the epic greatness of your SysAdmin
  • Balloons
  • Confetti
  • Did I say gifts

Click on the link for more info.